Transmission Interlock- BTSI
Okay, here's the problem:
Just bought an '02, 1500 QC Longbed. So far I love it. A bit biggerthan my every day drive- a Scion XB, but way more room to bring home all of the home improvement items for our new fixer upper home.
Anyway, took my truck in to the dealer tohave a few things checked out. They informed me there was a recall for something to do with the gearshifting. OK, since I need a diagnostic on the A/C they did therecall at the same time. All they could find wrong,(which by the way I didn't even know there was a problem with it), was the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System. Apparently it was just hanging down. Told me they could fix it for $200 but had to order the part and needed 2 - 3 days. I would need to leave my truck with them since they already had everything apart for the recall issue. If I had to bring it back later for the fix it would jump up to $400. I needed my truck and decided I would take it back later.
I decided to look and see how involved this fix was. Easy!! The solenoid in mine is still fine. When I press on the brake the pin moves like it should. The housing, however, is missing 2 of the 4 brackets to hold it on. I called the dealer and they can't seem to identify the part for me to just order the part. It plugs right in so I would assume I can just replace that whole part. I even checked with a dealer in the next town over. They couldn't help me either. They did offer to sell me a gearshift cable assembly but couldn't quite be sure that it would come with the part I needed. I can't imagine it would.
Am I asking for the wrong part? Does anyone happen to know a part number for this? Is this part even replacable by itself? The truck works fine the way it is and I now know I need to be careful until this is fixed, but for safety I would like to fix it asap.
Any help would be appreciated.